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AgDay Daily Recap -March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

MARCH 26, 2013

 

MIDWEST STORM:

A LATE-SEASON SPRING SNOWSTORM BLEW THROUGH THE MIDWEST THIS WEEK, THREATENING JOINTED WINTER WHEAT AND SPRING CALVES. THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.

WINTER WHEAT FREEZE:

MEANWHILE, THE STORM ALSO CAUSED TEMPERATURES TO DROP INTO THE 20S IN THE SOUTH. USDA CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BRAD RIPPEY SAYS THIS COULD HARM ACRES OF THE WINTER WHEAT CROP ALREADY JOINTED IN NORTHEASTERN TEXAS AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA. AS OF LAST WEEK, 31 PERCENT OF OKLAHOMA'S WINTER WHEAT CROP HAD JOINTED.

FLOOD RISK:

MEANWHILE, IF YOU LIVE IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY, YOU MAY WANT TO QUICKLY TRADE IN THOSE SNOW BOOTS FOR RUBBER WADING BOOTS THIS SPRING. ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL THAT FELL IN THE NORTHERN TIER OF THE U-S THIS WINTER COULD MEAN FLOODING THIS YEAR. THIS IS NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, OR NOAA'S, LATEST U-S SPRING FLOOD RISK. IT SHOWS FLOODING WILL MOST LIKELY OCCUR IN EASTERN NORTH DAKTOTA AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA. NOAA SAYS LATE SEASON SNOW MELT COULD ALSO CAUSE FLOODING IN SOUTHERN WISCONSIN, NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHERN MISSOURI.

CROP WATCH:

OLE' MAN WINTER ISN'T READY TO GIVE-UP, JUST YET.

CALIFORNIA MILK ORDER:

LEGISLATION HAS BEEN INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS THAT WOULD ALLOW CALIFORNIA'S DAIRY FARMERS TO BE A PART OF THE FEDERAL MILK MARKETING ORDER.

MILC PAYMENTS:

IN OTHER DAIRY NEWS, IT LOOKS LIKE MILK INCOME LOSS CONTRACT (MILC) PAYMENTS WON'T FALL UNDER SEQUESTRATION RULES,  THAT'S ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN THE FRIDAY FACTS, PUBLISHED BY DAIRYLEA COOPERATIVE. BUT THEY MAY BE DELAYED BY 30 DAYS-SAYS THE REPORT. THE FEBRUARY MILC PAYMENT COULD BE 43 CENTS PER HUNDRED...ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN.

WEED WARRIORS:

THE BATTLE AGAINST WEED RESISTANCE CONTINUES. AS THE EFFECTIVES OF GLYPHOSATE WANES ON CERTAIN WEEDS, RESEARCH IS RAMPING UP.  IN OUR ONGOING SERIES OF WEED WARRIORS, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY'S JOE CAMORIANO SHOWS US HOW RESEARCHERS ARE FINDING WAYS TO STAY AHEAD OF THE PROBLEM.

RABOBANK:

IN AGRIBUSINESS TODAY, RABOBANK SAYS THERE ARE CHANGES COMING TO THE GLOBAL UREA MARKET. A NEW RESEARCH REPORT SAYS CAPACITY EXPANSION AND LOW COST PLAYERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA COULD PUSH SUPPLIES 30 PERCENT HIGHER.
THAT WILL LIKELY RESULT IN LOWER PRICES IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

NEBRASKA LAND PRICES:

AND THE LATEST LAND SURVEY IN NEBRASKA SHOWS PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE. THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRAKA LINCOLN FOUND PRICES UP 25 PERCENT YEAR OVER YEAR. THAT'S NOW THREE YEARS IN A ROW WITH JUMPS THAT HIGH. THE 2013 ALL LAND VALUE OF 3 THOUSAND PER ACRE IS MORE THAN DOUBLE WHAT IT WAS IN 2010. PASTURE LAND WAS ALSO HIGHER.

ANALYSIS:

MANY OF THOSE ACRES NEBRASKA ACRES WILL LIKELY SEE SOYBEANS THIS YEAR. SO HOW DOES THAT MARKET LOOK. FARM DIRECTOR AL PELL ASKS THE QUESTION IN ANALYSIS THIS MORNING.

GREEN ALGAE FUEL:

TURNING PLANTS INTO FUEL IS NOTHING NEW. BUT DOING SO WHILE FINDING A WAY TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS COULD BE THE NEXT WAVE. AS NATIONAL REPORTER TYNE MORGAN SHOWS US, TWO ENTREPRENUERS IN THE U-S THINK THEY HAVE THE ULTIMATE GREEN SOLUTION. AND IT ALL STARTS WITH ALGAE WATERS FROM THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.

POTATO LATE BLIGHT:

IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY,LATE BLIGHT IS A DISEASE THAT CAN DESTROY A POTATO CROP.
U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RESEARCHER RICHARD JONES WANTS TO HELP POTATO PLANTS DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST THE DISEASE WITHOUT THE USE OF FUNGICIDES.
AND HE SAYS IT STARTS WITH GENETIC ENGINEERING.

SOY PROTEIN:

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SOYBEANS CONTINUE TO ROLL OUT. NEW RESEARCH SHOWS SOY PROTEIN COULD HELP PREVENT CANCER. THAT'S ACCORDING TO A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE FOOD RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. SOY PROTEIN PEPTIDES ARE HIGH IN OLEIC ACID. RESEARCHERS SAY THIS COULD HELP STOP THE GROWTH OF COLON, LIVER AND LUNG CANCERS. THE RESEARCH SHOWS PEPTIDES FROM SOYBEAN MEAL HELP INHIBIT CELL GROWTH BY 73 PERCENT FOR COLON CANCER.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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